Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Key West Health & Beauty: Raw Shea Butter & Retinol Moisturizer

Key West Health & Beauty

Key West Health & Beauty: Site

Key West:  African Unrefined Shea Butter

Unrefined shea butter is an ALL NATURAL vitamin A Cream.  It has been proven to be an outstanding moisturizer. Shea butter has been known to beyond moisturizing, also have healing properties.

Key West Shea ButterIf you haven't ever tried Shea Butter, I really recommend it.  The texture is a little different than what you are used to in a cream.  The benefits of this cream are far reaching.  From insect bites to skin conditions like Eczema, Shea Butter has be known to help treat a variety of conditions.  If you or someone you love suffers from skin conditions, I HIGHLY recommend you looking into purchasing an ALL natural Shea Butter!  It's incredibly good for dry skin!

There is actually a "Shea Institute" in which imported "Shea Butter's " are subjected to a class system.  There are four Classes.  Class A, B, C and F.  Class A would be the TOP tier butter and Class F would be a low grade version.  Key West Shea Butter is a Class A shea butter as classified by the Shea Institute.. So, you can be safe in the knowledge that if you purchase THIS shea butter, you truly are getting the best.

You can also make various bath and body products from Shea Butter!  It's a great product for those who love to play around making their own homemade products.

ANOTHER thing I really and TRULY love about this Shea Butter is the CONTAINER!  This container truly makes it such an easy way to use it.  You can seal it easily when you aren't using it!  That to me is a HUGE factor that I truly do admire about this product.  

What to expect your FIRST time using Shea Butter....

If you haven't ever used Shea Butter and are planning to do so, let me just go ahead and forewarn you about a couple of things that you might come across and think WHAT!? 

TEXTURE:  When using this you will find it to be VERY greasy feeling and THICK... That's 100% GOOD and normal for this item!  If it weren't greasy and thick, it wouldn't be doing it's job!  So, don't feel as if you have just gotten a bad product when you feel as if you have slathered some butter on you, hence the name.... Shea Butter...

SMELL:  Having now had a few different Shea Butter's, I find the scent pleasant.  However, you may not.  It's kinda got a "nutty" smell to it.  But, for me, the scent has grown on me.  I'm sure if the scent disturbs you, yet you find you need it for it's healing properties, I'm sure that you can "Google" some recipes in which to make it a more pleasing scent for you!

Overall Thoughts:

After having tried a few different types of Shea Butter, I really am falling more and more in love with this product.  The BIGGEST plus for this particular shea butter is #1 that it's a Grade A shea butter, I love knowing that I'm getting the BEST.  I also have to say, that it might not seem a huge deal, but for me the tub that this comes in is a HUGE bonus!  It makes it so much easier to store and use exactly what you need!  I've had some that come in bags and while they were great butters, it was just difficult to handle!!  

This is just a really nice Shea Butter!  If you are looking for a shea butter, this is a great option!

Shea Butter: African Raw Unrefined

Retinol Moisturizer

Key West: Retinol

So, anyone who reads my blog regularly, knows that I was completely skincare IGNORANT just about six months ago.  I had no clue that there were such a wide variety of skin creams, etc.  I didn't even truly believe in the power of skincare.  I thought it was all just a big PLOY to get our money.  However, I've since discovered that this was one of the very few times I was completely and absolutely WRONG.

Growing old stinks.  I mean, sure I'm wiser than I was ten years ago, but I also am losing all that good stuff my body had once produced freely.  Now, I have to turn to the Beauty Industry to help my body get those important nutrients that it so needs.

Retinol Moisturizers, if you are unaware, are best used during your nighttime routine.  Like other moistuizers, it is one that you need to use as a final touch.

Overall, this is a really nice moisturizer.  It doesn't really have a scent, so for those who are hyper sensitive to scents in skincare, that's a huge bonus.  I really like retinol moisturizers.  This one in particular was perfect for my skin, I've used other's that I had to add another cream to it, because it dried me out, but this one doesn't do that!

To Purchase on Amazon:

Key West Retinol Night Cream

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


  1. I have Lupus and my skin is soooo dry! I was recently given some shea butter to try and I'm in love with the stuff! You're right it is thick and greasy, but my skin soaks it up like bread and gravy. It's just about gone so maybe I can get some of this if the shipping isn't too much. (Life on a budget sucks don't ya know!) Thanks for your honest review!

  2. I love using lotions with Shea Butter because it is one of the best moisturizers for the skin and I prefer it to cocoa butter. Even though I live in South Florida, I didn't know there was a skincare brand called Key West. I also didn't know there was a grade system for shea butter either. o.O Very informative and good review! Definitely learned something new today.

    PS: I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! :) My post is here and along with the instructions on what to do: http://intrice.blogspot.com/2014/11/one-lovely-blog-award-part-two.html

    x Carol

  3. Ohhh I love Shea Butter thank you for letting me know about this one